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First two kidney transplants at LGH.

LAHORE -- The Lahore General Hospital (LGH) has entered into the club of public sector health facilities conducting kidney transplant, as two patients underwent successful procedures.

It was the first of its kind surgery the LGH performed since establishment of its urology department. A team of medics that conducted the kidney transplants was headed by professor of urology Dr Muhammad Nazir. In one case, a woman donated a kidney to her husband, while in the second a man gave his kidney to his younger sister.

Prof Nazir told Dawn the Human Organ Transplant Authority had paid several visits before allowing the transplant to LGH. He said Muhammad Nazir of Bahawalnagar was donated a kidney by his wife Razia, while Sobia was given a kidney by her brother Nadeem.

In a major arrangement, he said, senior urologists were made available at the urology department to attend to patients visiting the hospital with kidney and gallbladder issues. Latest medical facilities had been provided at the department for unique procedures.

Prof Nazir also asked patients to avoid quacks and contact doctors only.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 6, 2018
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